Jones Creek Trail Riders Association
…working to preserve, promote and grow the Jones Creek OHV trails…
Hangover Scrambles Cancelled This Year
When the Desert 100 was cancelled back in April, we were bummed but not worried.
When the Washougal MX nationals didn’t happen, we were heartbroken but resolute.
When a lot of other fall races and events got cancelled, we were worried but still had a plan.
But when the governor imposed another lockdown, we couldn’t make it happen.
Regretfully, JCTRA’s 51st running of the Hangover Scrambles will have to wait a year.
Keep riding and we hope to see you all next year!
Jones Creek Trails Close December 1st
The trails at Jones Creek are closed beginning December 1st, and will re-open on May 1st next year. This includes the kid’s learning area.
Please help keep the winter erosion to a minimum by staying off the trails until then. The gravel roads in the Yacolt Burn are open to riding year-round for vehicles without plates. Thanks everyone!
Jones Creek Trails Open Wednesday, May 6th
Good news, riders! The trails at Jones Creek will be opening for riders’ use on Wednesday, May 6th. The state continues to require social distancing, so please keep the staging area and other parking areas clear of crowds. Please note that the outhouses may not yet be unlocked by that date, so plan accordingly.
With all of the spring growth we’ve had with this warm spring, and no work parties keeping the trails cut back, you can expect a lot of underbrush and face slappers. If you can, bring a pair of hand clippers and trim some brush back. The club will do what we can, but we are a couple of months behind in the maintenance, so any help is appreciated.
Also, because of the social distancing requirements, we are not allowed to hold any public work parties at this time, but as soon as we can, we’ll post up here and on our FaceBook page to ask for your help!
Delayed Trail Opening
Due to the recent situation with the Covid-19 closures, the trails at Jones Creek will remain closed until at least mid-May. We will post any updates the DNR provides here, as well as our Facebook page, once we know when the official opening date will be. Keep checking back!
2020 Board Elections
Following the February elections, the JCTRA Executive Board welcomes Rob Alley to the position of VP Special Events, Noelan Olson as Grant Coordinator and John Ulver as Membership Coordinator.
We are thankful to retain Ed Gillespie and Barb Freeman in Co-President positions, Aaron Faber as VP Operations, and Valerie Ulver, who will be assuming the role of VP Administration.
Thank you to all who stepped up to help build and keep JCTRA a strong advocate for motorized recreation in SW Washington!
Discount Hangover Scrambles Shirts and Hoodies
If you missed out on your T-shirt or hoodie on race day, we’re offering you a second chance to pick up some race swag at a discount. Click here to order.
2020 Results are Up!
Congratulations to all the racers who finished a lap, and we hope everyone is successful in scraping all the mud off your vehicles – it was a definite mudfest this year!
The results are posted on the Hangover/Results page, so enjoy re-living race day as you review your lap times.
50th Running of the Hangover Scrambles!
It’s coming soon, and you don’t want to miss this! The Hangover will turn 50 this January, and it’s shaping up to be a blast. Keep an eye on the website as well as our Facebook page to get more details as we get closer to the end of the year. We’ll be putting up our online registration in early December, as well as asking for volunteers to help set up, run, and tear down the race. Stay tuned!
In Memory of Orv…
JCTRA recently learned of the passing of Orvis Olson, longtime member of the club. His family and friends honored his memory with donations to the club. We are humbled by the generous donations and are pleased to be able to carry on the trail work of those like Orv who came before us.
“Nobody loved to ride more…”
“The ride has ended, but the memories will last in my heart forever.”
“… worked on several of the trails with (his friend) Arvid…”
Many current members of the club didn’t actually know Orv, but we are sure we are all kindred spirits, with the same love of riding, working on the trails and enjoying the companionship of our fellow riders.
Ride on, Orv!
2019 Board of Directors Announced
The Jones Creek Trail Riders welcomes Aaron Faber, and is pleased to retain Ed Gillespie, Barb Freeman and Valerie Ulver as the Board of Directors for 2019. Many thanks go to Wil Reisenauer, our outgoing Operations VP for his work in 2018. Work is nearly finished on our Calendar of Events for 2019, and we have some great plans for the summer! Check the calendar page and stay tuned!
HOS Flyer 2019
The weather’s getting cooler, the time is getting close. You can feel winter in the air, and just about smell the exhaust of your bike warming up on a cold New Year’s morning – right? Get those studs on now, because we’re just about ready to invite you out to our favorite race track on our favorite day of the year. The flyer has all the details you need, but if you still have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out our sponsors for this year’s race and be sure to thank them for their sponsorship and let them know you saw them here.
Huge thanks to Sunbelt Rentals, who once again are making the heavy equipment available needed to build the endurocross!
Yamaha 10 Year Anniversary Video
Board of Director News
JCTRA is pleased to announce the new board members elected for 2018. Ed Gillespie, Barb Freeman, Steve Sizer and Wil Reisenauer have stepped up in Officer roles to help progress the efforts of the club, as well as Valerie Ulver, coordinating membership. Huge thanks to the rest of the members, who although un-named, continue to help out in so many ways to keep Jones Creek open and in riding condition for the rest of us.
The Board of Directors wishes to express their deep gratitude for the outgoing club president, Mike Ames, who worked tirelessly for more than a decade to promote Jones Creek. Some riders knew him simply as “Mr. Jones Creek”, as he, along with his wife Annie and many of his immediate and extended family, put in countless hours working behind the scenes on behalf of the club and riding public. We wish Mike and Annie well in their new endeavors and hope we are able to promote the club and trails with the same effectiveness and enthusiasm into the future.